Problem & solution

Our course, when viewed with Edge (which has just been set as the standard browser here) - the Hover states flicker, so it's impossible to read the mouse over state.

This happens on textboxes with a transparent background - only the pixels with a colour register as mouseover. Set a white background and turn the transparency up to 100% and the hover works again

5 Replies
Adam Bayliss

Hi Crystal - here's a file with a film of the bug - with the slide that it happens on - the Box with Alveioli is unreadable - you'll see that the bottom two have a transparent background, and the top one has a hotspot instead of using the hover to trigger its state change. Hope this helps!


Katie (Gokhshteyn) Riggio

Thanks for sharing a sample file, Adam. Your examples are always super helpful!

I see the same problem when testing your published output in Edge. When I hover over 'Alveolus,' 'Lungenbläschen' quickly appears.

I'd like to get a second opinion from our Support Engineers to see if I can gain further insight into why this happens in Edge only. Look out for a follow-up email shortly, and I'll follow along so I can share updates here. Appreciate you letting us know about this, and I'm sorry for the trouble!

Katie (Gokhshteyn) Riggio

Hi there, Mariette. Sorry to hear you're seeing some flickering in Edge!

I had a peek at Adam's support case, and see our team shared:

Textboxes without a background that yet have additional states with varying texts may result in an inconsistent hover area. 

In this scenario, it might be helpful to set a background or associate a hotspot [as Adam recommends]. Both approaches give you a particular hover area for the text. You may use the eyedropper tool to match the color of the background if you need to. 

Let me know if that helps with your setup, I'll be here!